December 3, 2010

Lynchburg wins in OT; No. 1 Messiah over Oshkosh

What a finish! Unranked Lynchburg took down No. 16 Bowdoin in a match filled with last minute heroics.  Bowdoin led Lynchburg 1-0 through most of the match, but after a resurgent second-half, the Hornets scored in the last two minutes of play to tie the match.  Then they scored with just seconds left in the first overtime to take the semifinal match and move on to face No. 1 Messiah on Saturday.

For Bowdoin, it echoed their result from the quarterfinal round, as they advanced past Middlebury on a goal with one second to play.

Not since Wheaton's (Ill.) run to the championship match in 2006 has there been a story like Lynchburg's.  Unranked and unheralded, the Hornets put away No. 3 Trinity and No. 5 Ohio Wesleyan in the sectionals, and now have knocked off the Polar Bears.  Meanwhile, Messiah awaits their Cinderella foe with the national title on the line, just as they did in 2006.

Here is the match story from the Lynchburg SID, Mike Carpenter 

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Sam Woodworth and Trevor Lee celebrate Lee's first-half goal. Messiah took a 2-1 lead into the half in the Division III men's soccer national semifinals.
Photo by Ryan Coleman, d3photography.com

Earlier on Friday, Messiah and UW-Oshkosh provided an exciting first half, but the match settled down in the second before the Falcons fired it up in the final five minutes with a 4-1 win.

While UW-Oshkosh had a number of great chances early, the Titans could not convert, and Messiah went ahead 2-0 midway through the first half.  After a flurry of shots by both sides, UW-Oshkosh got on the board with a put-back late in the half, leaving the pitch down 2-1 in a fairly evenly played half.

Read the match story from Cory Furman, the Assistant Athletic Director at Messiah

Messiah came back strong early in the second, and it looked like Oshkosh was running out of steam, but in the 70th minute, the Titans put on some pressure.  And until the final five minutes, it looked like either team could score, with Oshkosh seeing some great chances.  But in the final five minutes, the Falcon's starters turned it up a notch and took advantage of the Titan's forward pressure, counter-attacking and converting on two opportunities.

More details to come.

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